Accession Number:

ADA276559

Title:

Environmental Restoration and Base Closure: How Clean is Clean Enough?

Descriptive Note:

Research rept. Aug 1991-Apr 1992

Corporate Author:

INDUSTRIAL COLL OF THE ARMED FORCES WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1992-04-01

Pagination or Media Count:

58.0

Abstract:

This paper examines the statutory foundations of the Department of Defense DOD base realignment and closure program and the environmental restoration programs of DOD and the Environmental Protection Agency. It also identifies the goals of both programs, the criteria for attaining those goals, and conflicts between the goals of the two programs. Insights to aid in answering the question How clean is clean enough are discovered through review of economic theory, risk management principles, and consideration of decisions made in the process of cleaning up several military installations contaminated with hazardous and toxic wastes.

Subject Categories:

  • Manufacturing and Industrial Engineering and Control of Production Systems
  • Environmental Health and Safety

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE